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  1. The Cultural Practices of Modern Chinese Buddhism

    Attuning the Dharma

    By Francesca Tarocco

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Buddhism in China during the late Qing and Republican period remained a powerful cultural and religious force. Francesca Tarocco is a rising star in this field and offers an innovative high-quality piece of work that presents a new perspective on the influence of Buddhism on Chinese culture....

    Published February 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  2. China's Homeless Generation

    Voices from the veterans of the Chinese Civil War, 1940s-1990s

    By Joshua Fan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    China's Homeless Generation is a study of nearly two million Chinese who were displaced from home in Mainland China to the island of Taiwan. A result of the Chinese civil war between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), this massive migration began around 1948...

    Published December 6th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Neoliberalism and Culture in China and Hong Kong

    The Countdown of Time

    By Hai Ren

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book examines the period leading up to the Hong Kong handover in 1997 - the 'countdown of time', and by using iconic cultural symbols such as the countdown clock, the Hong Kong Museum exhibitions and cultural heritage sites, argues that China has undergone a transition to neoliberal state, in...

    Published August 10th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Moscow and the Emergence of Communist Power in China, 1925–30

    The Nanchang Uprising and the Birth of the Red Army

    By Bruce Elleman

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines the emergence of Communist power in China during the interwar period, focusing especially on the role of the Soviet Union and the 1927 Nanchang Uprising. It describes the history behind the alliance between the Chinese Communists and Nationalists, the impact of the USSR's...

    Published May 31st 2010 by Routledge

  5. Chinese Society

    Change, Conflict and Resistance, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth J. Perry, Mark Selden

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This bestselling introduction to Chinese society uses the themes of resistance and protest to explore the complexity of life in contemporary China. An interdisciplinary and international team of China scholars draw on perspectives from sociology, anthropology, psychology, history and political...

    Published March 9th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Divine Justice

    Religion And The Development Of Chinese Legal Culture

    By Paul R. Katz

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    This book considers the ways in which religious beliefs and practices have contributed to the formation of Chinese legal culture. It does so by describing two forms of overlap between religion and the law: the ideology of justice and the performance of judicial rituals. One of the most important...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  7. Was Mao Really a Monster?

    The Academic Response to Chang and Halliday’s "Mao: The Unknown Story"

    Edited by Gregor Benton, Lin Chun

    Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday was published in 2005 to a great fanfare. The book portrays Mao as a monster – equal to or worse than Hitler and Stalin – and a fool who won power by native cunning and ruled by terror. It received a rapturous welcome from reviewers in the...

    Published June 29th 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Origins of the Modern Chinese Press

    The Influence of the Protestant Missionary Press in Late Qing China

    By Xiantao Zhang

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book traces the emergence of the modern Chinese press from its origins in the western Christian missionary press in the late nineteenth century. It shows how the western missionaries and their evangelical/educational newspapers changed the long-standing traditional practices, styles, content,...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Quest for Gentility in China

    Negotiations Beyond Gender and Class

    Edited by Daria Berg, Chloe Starr

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The quest for gentility has shaped Chinese civilization and the formation of culture in China until the present day. This book analyzes social aspirations and cultural practices in China from 1550 to 1999, showing how the notion of gentility has evolved and retained its relevance in China from late...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  10. The Poet-historian Qian Qianyi

    By Lawrence C.H Yim

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    This book is the first English language study of Qian Qianyi (1582-1664) - a poet and literary critic during the Ming-Qing dynastic transition. Although Qian’s works constitute some of the greatest achievements in pre-modern Chinese lyric poetry, they have been largely understudied and are poorly...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge